Midwest Aerobiology Labs (Mold & Asbestos Inspectors)

What’s in Your Air?

Find Out With ERMi™ Mold Air Testing

Not All Mold Tests (And Not All Mold Inspectors) Are Created Equal

The good news is that mold testing is constantly evolving, with new tools and techniques that offer greater accuracy and convenience — such as ERMi™ air mold testing. But before we look at what ERMi™ air mold testing offers to homeowners and anyone else who wants to ensure they’re breathing high-quality air (and how they can get their spaces tested ASAP), let’s do a quick rundown of ERMi™ air mold testing and how it works.

When it comes to mold, what you don't see can have a major impact on your health. That's why mold testing should be included as part of a regular maintenance program for homes, offices, and any other indoor spaces where people gather.

Midwest Aerobiology Lab, a leading Mold DNA Laboratory

What Is ERMI?

ERMI stands for Environmental Relative Moldiness Index. It was developed by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists to gauge levels of mold contamination by comparing dust samples taken from a space against the ERMI scale. The results indicate the amount and species of molds that are present in a home or other indoor area.

What's The Difference Between ERMI And ERMI Air Mold Testing?

ERMi™ air mold testing represents a step forward for mold inspection and testing by generating results from air samples rather than dust. This matters because air samples offer an immediate, up-to-the-minute snapshot of what’s in your indoor air — and what’s going into your lungs with every breath you take.
99.9% Accuracy!

How Accurate Is ERMi™ Air Testing?

ERMi™ air mold testing uses the same DNA analysis as regular, dust-based ERMI testing to detect and count mold spores as well as provide analysis of 36 indicator molds, with 99.9% accuracy! However, ERMi™ air mold testing doesn’t compare the air samples to ERMI’s scale to assess a home’s Environmental Relative Moldiness Index. So, it’s crucial to complete a comprehensive mold inspection with the ERMi™ air testing, following the EPA’s current guidance on mold assessment. 

ERMI PCR analysis is specific to the types of fungi detected and can only determine the targeted species:

Aspergillus flavus/oryzae, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus ochraceus, Aspergillus penicillioides, Aspergillus restrictus, Aspergillus sclerotiorum, Aspergillus sydowii, Aspergillus unguis, Aspergillus versicolor, Aureobasidium pullulans, Chaetomium globosum, Cladosporium sphaerospermum, Eurotium (Asp.) amstelodami, Paecilomyces variotii, Penicillium brevicompactum, Penicillium corylophilum, Penicillium crustosum, Penicillium purpurogenum, Penicillium spinulosum, Penicillium variabile, Scopulariopsis, brevicaulis/fusca, Scopulariopsis chartarum, Stachybotrys chartarum, Trichoderma viride, Wallemia sebi, Acremonium strictum, Alternaria alternata, Aspergillus ustus, Cladosporium cladosporioides, Cladosporium cladosporioides, Cladosporium herbarum, Epicoccum nigrum, Mucor amphibiorum, Penicillium chrysogenum, Rhizopus stolonifer

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What's in your air? Find out with our new ERMI Mold Air Testing